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Ashland Senior Services Division

January 1 - May 31

ASHLAND SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION
Young at Art
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Enjoy a free monthly art class open to all skill levels, no experience required! Each session will
explore a different medium and subject. All supplies will be provided. Please call the Senior
Center at 541.488.5342 to register.
WHO: Seniors wanting to learn some art tips and have fun being creative
WHAT: Informal art class exploring a variety of mediums and techniques
INSTRUCTOR: Shea Cathey
AGES 50 & up
DATE First Wednesday of each month (except January, meets on the second

Wednesday)
Jan 8 | Feb 5 | Mar 4 | Apr 1

DAY Wednesday
TIME 2-3:30pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE
NEW! Senior Archery
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Ever wanted to try archery or hone your existing skills? Archery is a great way to relieve stress
and tension, and improve focus and concentration, in addition to providing exercise. And

anyone can do it! Come try a session in this specially adapted class for older adults. Drop-in
class fee includes rental of archery equipment. Pre-registration is not required.
WHO: 50 & up
WHAT: Drop-in archery class and open shoot
INSTRUCTOR: Lloyd Canty, Ashland’s top nationally certified archery instructor.
AGES 50 & up
DATE Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 | Feb 6, 13
DAY Thursday
TIME 11:30am-12:30pm
PLACE The Grove | Gym 1195 E Main St
COST $10/class, Pre-registration is not required
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? This
group provides an opportunity to learn from others, receive support and improve coping skills
for the diverse challenges that arise. Taking care of your family also means taking care of
yourself and getting help. Pre-registration is not required. Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s
Association. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/oregon.
WHO: Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia
WHAT: A free monthly support group
FACILITATOR: Isleen Glatt
AGES Adults
DATE Third Wednesday of each month
Jan 15 | Feb 19 | Mar 18 | Apr 15

DAY Wednesday
TIME 5:30-7 pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE
AARP Smart Driver Course
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
This classroom-based program will teach you proven safety strategies, current rules of the road
and defensive driving techniques. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon
completing the course; consult your insurance agent for details. Please call the Senior Center at
541.488.5342 to register.
WHO: Drivers age 50 & up
WHAT: A two-day classroom-based driver safety course (6.5 hours total)
INSTRUCTOR: Jim Nagel
AGES 50 & up

DATE Jan 29-30 | Apr 22-23
DAY Wednesday & Thursday
TIME 1-4:15pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST $15 AARP members | $20 Non-members
Sampler Drawing Course for Seniors
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
For anyone interested in learning basic fundamentals of drawing, but unsure where to start or
what to use, this course is for you! Over six weeks, we will cover the basics in graphite and color
pencils, charcoal, chalk pastel and oil pastels. No experience necessary! The class will be taught
in a group setting, with individual attention. Course fee includes ALL art supplies. Register at
ashland.or.us/register or call the Senior Center at 541.488.5342.
WHO: Seniors wanting to more deeply explore drawing fundamentals
WHAT: Formal art class exploring a variety of drawing mediums and techniques
INSTRUCTOR: Shea Cathey is a self-taught artist who has been painting and creating art for over
20 years. She has taught community classes for the past 15 years. She teaches the popular free
monthly “Young at Art” class at the Senior Center, and is now offering this class for those
interested in delving more deeply into formal art techniques.
AGES 50 & up
DATE Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Mar 7
DAY Saturday
TIME 1-3 pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST $115 (6 class series, includes ALL supplies)
Life History Story Time
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1-2:30 p.m. FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register,
please call 541.488.5342 or seniorinfo@ashland.or.us.
Bill Warner of KnectToday will present on the value of recording your family’s life histories, and
offer an opportunity for participants to experience the fun of sharing their stories.
Avoiding Frauds, Scams, Cons
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1-3 p.m. FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register,
please call 541.488.5342 or seniorinfo@ashland.or.us.

Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist, will give helpful tips on how you
can identify and protect yourself from frauds, scams and cons.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Learn the skills to take better care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of
your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. Six 2.5-hour class sessions are
held once a week by a certified instructor. Class size is limited and registration is required; call
the ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Connection) at 541.618.7572 to register. If you need help
finding someone to watch the friend or relative you are caring for in order to attend the class,
please ask for respite resources when registering.
WHO: Family and other caregivers
WHAT: A six-week workshop to improve caregiver self-care
FACILITATOR: Powerful Tools volunteer team
AGES Adults
DATE Mar 16, 23, 30 | Apr 6, 13, 20
DAY Tuesday
TIME 3:30-5pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST $30 donation for class manual – No one turned away for inability to pay
COST $60 (8 classes)
Barbershop Quartet Performance
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
Wednesday, March 25, 1-2 p.m. FREE, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please call
541.488.5342 or email seniorinfo@ashland.or.us
Join us for a fun, free, nostalgic barbershop quartet performance by the Barbershop Harmony
Society of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers!
Sampler Painting Course for Seniors
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Over six weeks, learn fundamental techniques using watercolor, acrylic and oil paints. No
experience necessary! The class will be taught in a group setting, with individual attention.
Course fee includes ALL art supplies. Register at ashland.or.us/register or call the Senior Center
at 541.488.5342.
WHO: Seniors wanting to more deeply explore painting fundamentals
WHAT: Formal art class exploring a variety of painting mediums and techniques
INSTRUCTOR: Shea Cathey

AGES 50 & up
DATE Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 | May 2, 9
DAY Saturday
TIME 1-3 pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST $115 (6 class series, includes ALL supplies)
iMac, iPad, iPhone, & PC Computer Instruction for Adults 60 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Are you struggling with your PC or Apple product, or just wanting to make the best use of your
device? Learn about apps, how to set up email, surf the web, create documents or just become
more comfortable with computer basics. Please call the Senior Center at 541.488.5342 to make
an appointment.
WHO: Seniors wanting to become more savvy on their devices
WHAT: A one-hour long individualized instruction session
INSTRUCTOR: Peter DeGroot, Phil Settles, Jackson County Library Staff staff volunteers.
AGES 60 & up
DATE Ongoing
DAY Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
TIME Various, by appointment
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE
Line Dancing for Adults 60 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Line Dancing is a great way to keep your brain on its toes! It enhances balance, provides fitness
and strength and improves mental acuity through complex movement. No partner is required.
The class is ongoing, so you may join at any time. Pre-registration is not required.
WHO: Seniors wanting to get active through dance
WHAT: A choreographed dance in which participants line up in rows and follow a repeated
sequence of steps to music
INSTRUCTOR: Marsha Newton
AGES 60 & up
DATE Ongoing
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE
BEGINNER
DAY Tuesday
TIME 1-2:30 pm
INTERMEDIATE

DAY Monday
TIME 1-2:30 pm
ADVANCED
DAY Thursday
TIME 10:45 am-12:15 pm
Gentle Hatha Yoga for Adults 60 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Yoga can be practiced by anyone! Classes include slow and gentle yoga postures, breath work
and deep relaxation. Participants will be asked to get up or down from the floor at most twice
during each session. Wear comfortable loose attire and bring your yoga mat. Pre-registration is
not required.
WHO: Seniors wanting to stretch and strengthen while easing stress
WHAT: Gentle yoga for older adults
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Jaques
AGES 60 & up
DATE Ongoing
DAY|TIME Monday & Friday 9-10am
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST $20 (4 lessons) | $6/class for drop-in
Gentle Yoga for Adults 60 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
This class includes Iyengar-style alignments and sequencing, with a strong emphasis on
releasing unnecessary tension. Participants will be asked to get up and down from the floor
once during each session. Pre-registration is not required.
WHO: Seniors and people with physical challenges or limitations
WHAT: Gentle yoga for all levels
INSTRUCTOR: Marion Moore
AGES 60 & up
DATE Ongoing
DAY|TIME Wednesday

9:15-10:15am & 10:30-11:30am
Saturday
10:30-11:30am

PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST $15 (4 lessons) | $5/class for drop-in
Tai Chi for Adults 50 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division

1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Tai Chi is a moving meditation that strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance and
increases flexibility. Qi Gong, the movement of energy through the body, is also incorporated.
The class is ongoing and instruction is continuous, so you may join us at any time. Pre-
registration is not required.
WHO: Seniors wanting to improve balance and flexibility
WHAT: Learn or continue practicing Tai Chi
INSTRUCTOR: Char Hersh
AGES 50 & up
DATE Ongoing
COST $4-5 donation/class
BEGINNING
DAY Monday
TIME 9-10:30am
PLACE The Grove | Gym 1195 E Main St
INTERMEDIATE
DAY Monday
TIME 10:45am-noon
PLACE The Grove | Gym 1195 E Main St
PRACTICE SESSION
DAY Thursday
TIME 9-10am
PLACE The Grove | Gym 1195 E Main St
Cribbage Club for Adults 50 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
If you love playing Cribbage or want to learn, join our welcoming environment, where there is
lots of laughter, plenty of counting and tons of fun! All levels of play are welcome. Pre-
registration is not required.
WHO: Experienced players and beginners welcome
WHAT: A card game that uses a board for counting points
AGES 50 & up
DATE Ongoing
DAY Tuesday
TIME 1-3:30pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE
Mah Jongg for Adults 50 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342

AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Come enjoy an afternoon playing Mah Jongg with new and old friends. Pre-registration is not
required.
WHO: Experienced players and beginners welcome
WHAT: A game of Chinese origin, usually played by four people with 144 domino-like tiles
AGES 50 & up
DATE Ongoing
DAY Thursday
TIME 12:30-3:30pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE
Spades for Adults 50 & Better
Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division
1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342
AshlandSeniorCenter.org
Join us for a fun afternoon of cards, friendship and laughter. All levels of play are welcome. Pre-
registration is not required.
WHO: Seniors who enjoy playing cards and meeting new people
WHAT: A trick-taking card game related to Bridge, Hearts, Whist and other similar games
AGES 50 & up
DATE Ongoing
DAY Thursday
TIME 1-3:30pm
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST FREE

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